Noise at Work Training - Competent Persons Course

Learn how to comply with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

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Cost Per Person: £975.00 (£1170.00 inc VAT)

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Course Length: 3 days

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On this Noise at Work Assessments Training Course you will learn all of the requirements of complying with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Our highly experienced and qualified tutors will cover all current legislation and standards, a large practical session of using sound level meters, analysing your measured data, understanding noise and it’s effects on humans and principles of acoustics.

Who Should Attend this Noise at Work Training?

Any organisation where noise is an issue should have a competent person for Noise at Work Risk Assessments. This person may be a professional safety officer, a works manager or simply someone who has been given the responsibility for it. The course forms an ideal follow up to a NEBOSH diploma or can be simply stand-alone.

If you’re unsure whether this course is suitable for you, you can download Module 1 for free.

Aims and Objectives of this Noise at Work Training

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Noise at Work Regulations, giving you the knowledge and skills to be classed as "competent" to carry out Noise at Work Risk Assessments. The subjects covered vary from the principles of acoustics to the identification and management of noise problems. Practical elements are included to help you with the task of reducing noise exposure in the workplace.

  • To ensure that you have an understanding of the principles of acoustics
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of noise on people
  • To give you and insight into instrumentation and practical noise monitoring
  • To develop in-depth knowledge of Noise at Work Legislation
  • To provide you with an insight into the principles of noise control
  • To ensure you can prepare a report to satisfy HSE requirements

Noise at Work Training Course Overview

The course consists of 3 modules, which are structured in the following way.

Module 1 Distance Learning Pack

Module 1 is designed to guide you through the basic principles of acoustics incorporating the concepts of sound pressure level, including notation and units used. The format of Module 1 is an hour long webinar, giving you the flexibility to study as and when you want. The work in Module 1 gives you a good foundation and should be attempted before attending Module 2.

You can download Module 1 for free here.

Module 2 Three Day Seminar

The syllabus for module 2 will include major topics incorporating acoustic theory, noise at work measurement parameters, noise reduction techniques, Legislation and standards, instrumentation and measurement. There is also a heavy practical element of the course to familiarise you with the techniques of measurement in the workplace and the fundamental operation of instruments.

Module 3 Noise at Work Risk Assessment Report

This can either be produced using results from measurements taken during module 2 or can be a project of your choice, which involves the production of a noise at work risk assessment report. This report is the basis of certification for the course and is marked by your tutor. On successful completion, a certificate of competence will be issued.

What will you achieve?

Successful completion of the three modules will result in the awarding of a 3 Year Certificate of Competency, giving you the evidence you need to prove your suitability for performing assessments in the workplace.

"Really interesting course, well presented by an excellent teacher, fantastic materials to help with complicated subject matter. The venue is fantastic with excellent facilities. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in noise at work."
Sean Lowe, Whitemeadow - 28th Mar 2017

"From start to finish the castle group were excellent, really good venue for the course to be held with a selection of food and drink during breaks. I was pleasantly surprised when I first arrived on day one to see the quality of material Castle handed to us. Very Professional. Tutor was first class, made the course really interesting and easily understood (Even the math). I would not hesitate to attend or recommend Castle to any of my colleagues."
Mark Daley, Amec Foster Wheeler - 18th Sep 2017

"Great course at a great venue, with excellent trainer run at the right pace for the group."
Neil Costello, Centrica - 26th Nov 2013

" Very good. I was worried about the math part, however was surprised and pleased that Stephen made it east to understand. He went through everything and spent time on us all. All good, hotel, very good and well looked after. Food was outstanding. A good few days. Thank you."
Paul Gillespie, Wakefield Council - 20th Mar 2018

"The course was very well delivered, informative and interesting. I would very much recommend it to others."
Mike Goacher, Honda - 25th Nov 2014

"The course was good. Well paced and easily understood. Lots of time for interaction and any questions asked were answer3ed well. The trainer presented the course well and with humour which all help to make it an enjoyable and informative course. Thank You."
Hilary Grabham, WCS Environmental - 13th May 2014

"Very Enjoyable and competent course, I would highly recommend this course, I found it very useful"
Trevor Chalk , EP UK - 3rd Oct 2017

"It was well paced informative and fun."
Alan Fleming, Augean PLC - 17th Sep 2015

"Very well presented course, Instructor very knowledgeable and approachable. Thank You."
Dave Atkinson, Severfield-Rowen Structures Limited - 17th Jul 2012

"Enjoyed the course. The tutor was good and very helpful and patient. The pace of the course was good and the quality of the training material was excellent. Venue was lovely and staff at Castle and hotel all very helpful."
Nikki Davies, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - 23rd May 2017

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